Loan Watch: August 2020
5 promising youngsters left the Allianz Arena on loan to different teams this summer, and Bayern Munich's monthly loan watch will cover every single thing about these players and how they're doing at their temporary homes.
Eros Baldoni - Stade Rennais FC
was brought in by Rafa Benitez
but the Italian has not quite got his predicted big break under David Beckham
. With all the influx of new defenders, it meant that Baldoni was to leave on loan again, and the 21-year-old was sent to France in July.
The Italy Under-21 international was a loanee of AS Saint-Etienne last season and was the standout performer in a disappointing season for Les Verts, as they finished 12th. Baldoni finished the Ligue 1 season with 34 league appearances to his name, and he'll be looking to make much more of a mark in Stade Rennais than he did with Saint-Etienne.
It has been a decent debut month for Baldoni, making 4 Ligue 1 appearances throughout August, having forged a solid partnership with fellow central defender Luke DeVere
. He made his debut for Stade Rennais in their first game of the season and helped them triumph over Marseille 2-0. He was also vital as Stade Rennais beat Standard in the Champions League Best Placed Playoff to qualify for the group stages.
Baldoni also started the rest of Stade Rennais' league games this month - and came face-to-face once again with old employers AS Saint-Etienne, who showed no mercy to their former player by beating Stade Rennais 2-1.
Federico - SK Rapid Wien
After a spell on loan in Italy with Fiorentina last season where he made only 5 appearances, Federico
packed his bags again for Austria, where he will now ply his trade for the season with SK Rapid Wien.
The 17-year-old Spaniard is tipped to be a big star for Bayern Munich in the future, and the Austrians are more than enough to provide him with opportunities to prove himself.
Federico made 5 appearances in the Austrian Football Bundesliga this month and has really impressed the Rapid Wien higher-ups, and undoubtedly his coaches back at Bayern Munich and David Beckham as well.
Just watching him all month has made it obvious that Federico is too good for the Austrian league. Can his dazzling performances help bring Rapid Wien to glory this season?
Bahri Tuna - Manchester City
Surprisingly, Manchester City were among the clubs interested in signing starlet Bahri Tuna
on loan. The Citizens eventually beat Roma to the signing of the German striker.
With City having gone from title challengers to a struggling, troubled club after finishing 10th and 8th in the previous two seasons, the Manchester side certainly needed a powerful front man to share the workload with 34-year-old veteran Edin Dzeko
Tuna was brought in as a temporary solution and so far he has impressed in his first two Premier League appearances, although yet to score a goal.
Tuna was not present in the team when Aston Villa crushed City 4-2 in the opening game of the season, but made his debut the next match and helped his side to a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest, who finished 2nd last season. He also played in the Second Round match of the Capital One Cup and starred as City crushed Gillingham 5-0.
He kept his place in the team as City beat Sunderland 2-0 in their next league match, and was an important presence on the pitch, roughing up the opposing defenders and presenting them with a serious threat to guard against.
Jean-Claude Marcelin - Everton
joins his fellow youth squad teammate Tuna in the Premier League, having been loaned to Everton.
A hefty sum for the Toffees, paying 3.1 million in total for the French youth's temporary services as they were desperate to get their man. The 18-year-old will be hoping to repay manager David Moyes
' faith in him by powering Everton to a top-table finish.
Marcelin made only 1 appearance this month, starting the club's second Premier League game of the season against West Ham, impressing by scoring Merseyside club's first goal of the match. Everton eventually won 2-1.
He was also present in the squad as Everton narrowly beat Notts County 3-2 in the Capital One Cup Second Round, aiding his team's cause with his second Everton goal.
Seyhmus Seckin - Feyenoord
This month is only the beginning of the competition between Seyhmus Seckin
and Feyenoord's current first-choice goalie, Lee Sung-Woon
. Seckin made his Eredivisie debut against Heracles and kept a clean sheet as Feyenoord won 2-0. On the other hand, Lee started against RKC Waalwijk and FC Utrecht but was unable to keep a clean sheet in both matches.
The next month brings 4 matches for Feyenoord, who are playing in the Europa League this season, and both Seckin & Lee will be scrambling for places in the squads for every match they can.